All Star Baseball 2005
Published by: TheModGod on 2004-04-02
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Baseball, that most American of all sports, has been translated into video games more times that I can possibly count.
From the time I first fired up a copy of RBI Baseball on my NES, to this title, the latest edition in Acclaim''s ASB series, I''ve gotten my fair share of play time at this national pastime. All-Star Baseball 2005 features impressive graphics, an excellent audio system, including requisite dynamic announcing, and a whole host of comprehensive calls. It has tremendous replay value for the amateur manager in all of us and the amount of trading that can be done to create your own team is amazing, absolutely amazing.
It''s not to say that All-Star Baseball 2005 is without its faults. The batting controls can be cumbersome, but thanks to the choice of four different ways to handle the batting gameplay, that is minimized. Without a doubt, the most annoying aspect of this game comes during the fielding play. Most of the time when I got ready to catch a fly ball or a long outfield drive, the camera would rotate around my fielder preventing me from easily running towards the location of the ball. It isn''t common, but it''s those few small moments when such a problem crops up that makes you run screaming towards the pitcher''s mound.
The most fortunate aspect of the game is it''s fully support for Xbox Live. With downloadable content, multiplayer games, and a voice feature, it''s getting the most out of your broadband connection. Combined with its tremendous gameplay and managerial features, this title is a must have for any hardcore baseball gamer.
Related Link: Acclaim.Com
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